Setting itself apart from other casual, tourist-driven restaurants on the bustling street, the restaurant’s menu features complex dishes crafted with elements of molecular gastronomy in a fine dining atmosphere. Appealing to locals and tourists alike, Miami Beach Caffé and Restaurant’s eclectic and innovative French-inspired fare is offered at approachable pricing.
Prague native and Miami Beach Caffé & Restaurant owner, Tomas Johanovsky, debuts Miami Beach Caffé after years of conceptualizing the idea. Co-owner of the Ambiente Restaurant Group in Prague, Johanovsky found his passion for the restaurant industry at the age of 15 when he entered the industry as a waiter. The talent behind the eatery’s creative menu is 27 year-old Executive Chef Ludek Munzar, former sous chef at the Fish Market in Prague, headed by celebrated chef Martin Slezák. With 12 years of culinary experience, Munzar is best known for crafting an array of seafood centric creations poised to excite any palate. Offering familiar dishes with a gourmet twist, Miami Beach Caffé is both diverse and accessible.
Miami Beach Caffé’s simple yet innovative menu features a range of dishes including the Insalata Caprese fresh buffalo mozzarella, basil, tomato, tartar served with a mix of sprouts and red balsamic vinegar reduction; Ahi Tuna Tartar on mango puree with crispy herb wonton and wasabi biscuit; Marinated Scallops served with lime-honey gelee and sprouts salad roll; Braised Beef Cheeks in red wine with a cauliflower puree; Lamb shank on olives with baked herb polenta; American Sirloin Steak prepared on a lava grill and served with parmesan risotto and mushroom salad. For dessert Chef Ludek creates strawberry, dark chocolate and Bailey’s flavored ice cream, all artfully prepared tableside using liquid nitrogen, creating a magical cloudlike puff. All of Ludek’s creations are masterfully crafted to stimulate all the senses, with presentation, flavor, and experience.
Designed by acclaimed architect Michael Postranecky, who most recently designed the Planet Hollywood Towers in Las Vegas, Miami Beach Caffé and Restaurant fills a void on Ocean Drive by bringing a new sexy, sleek element. Postranecky accented the venue’s white washed walls with teardrop crystal ceiling ornaments, adding a touch of shimmer to the already glamorous locale. The expansive 1,800 square foot dining room boasts seating arrangements for up to 70 while sidewalk seating covered with sprawling umbrellas fit for 40 offers the perfect backdrop to enjoy the restaurant’s live jazz, available on the weekends.
The lustrous white bar lined with high-top bar stools offers a selection of imaginative cocktails with a European twist. Some notable specialty drinks include the Caipiroshka, Russian Standard, brown sugar, lime; 77 Sunset Strip, Beefeater, Russian Standard, Bacardi, triple sec, pineapple juice, sprite, grenadine; and the Sorbeto Di Lamponi, Prosecco, raspberries, sugar. Guests can also order from an extensive list of top shelf liquors, wine and beer. Whether celebrating a special occasion or looking for a new local stomping ground, Miami Beach Caffé and Restaurant is the perfect destination for groups of any size.
open Sunday – Thursday from 12PM – 11PM, Friday – Saturday from 12PM – 12AM l 1412 Ocean Drive l 786.691.1020 l www.MiamiBeachCaffe.com